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Thai Airways A340-600 Still Flying?  
User currently offlineHH65MAN From Australia, joined Feb 2013, 186 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3783 times:
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Hey everyone, or anyone...... I am looking at booking flights from Sydney to London using Thai or Singapore/Lufthansa as my flights. Does anyone know if all of Thais A340-600s have been modified with AVOD? Or even if they are still flying them. Am travelling this December and Thais booking web sight have them listed as the aircraft being flown. Any help would be appreciated. Cheers

[Edited 2013-06-23 12:29:15]

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User currently offlineSIA747Megatop From Singapore, joined Apr 2012, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

All TG A346s are fitted with AVOD head-to-toe are currently in service HOWEVER the airline is notorious for aircraft swaps which can be annoying as some of their international fleet have no IFE in economy. The aircrafts to watch out for are the A330-300s, B747 All Series and some 777-200s. I believe TG has or is in the process of providing economy passengers on the old A330-300s with content loaded tablets.

I have had my aircraft swapped more often than not (except on the (now ceased) LAX non-stop services with the A345).

If you are Star Alliance Gold and flying economy, BKK would be a better transit option as you have shower access which is not the case in SIN where you will have access to the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge.

If I were you I'd fly SQ all the way if possible as I am not fond of LH however this shouldn't be an issue as the SIN-FRA is a red-eye service and I would pick this option if I wasn't too fussed about taking a shower during transit

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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 29486 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3699 times:

Quoting HH65MAN (Thread starter):
Does anyone know if all of Thais A340-600s have been modified with AVOD? Or even if they are still flying them.

One A346 route is BKK-ZRH.

User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2874 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

Quoting HH65MAN (Thread starter):
Or even if they are still flying them.

...to Milan/Malpensa! The A346 is an outstanding a/c. From my own experience with TG's A346 an absolutely must! But again, no guarantee for a/c changes!

User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 874 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3614 times:


Aircraft swaps are unlikely on the European sectors, as they need the relevant cockpit crew in place to do the return leg.

User currently offlineLoran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 644 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

ZRH is quite reliably an A340-600, I see it every day departing.
Just the other day one a/c was AOG for a couple of days and an engine was removed.


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